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Topnaija latest news updates for today, 3rd July, 2024



Topnaija latest news updates

Start your day right with Topnaija latest news updates. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Wednesday, July 3, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Penalty Kryptonite: The goalkeepers who tamed Messi and Ronaldo

In the world of football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are synonymous with goal-scoring prowess. Yet, even these titans of the sport have met their match on the penalty spot, where two goalkeepers have famously denied them both.

Portugal’s thrilling progression to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals saw Cristiano Ronaldo dominate headlines for his emotional breakdown during extra time against Slovenia. Despite being denied from the spot by Jan Oblak, Ronaldo redeemed himself in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, leading his team to victory. Read more here.

Why 116 people died in Northern India on Tuesday

In a devastating incident, a stampede at a Hindu religious congregation in northern India claimed the lives of 116 people, with the number of attendees far exceeding the permitted capacity.

The event, held in a village in Hathras district, drew approximately 250,000 people, significantly surpassing the 80,000 limit set by authorities, as revealed by a police document reviewed by Reuters. The massive turnout and the resulting chaos underscore the severe challenges of managing large-scale religious gatherings in the country. Read more here.

Nigerian man reveals why he returned $14k mistakenly sent to him by crypto trader

Anjola Femi, the Nigerian who returned $14k (approximately N21 million) that was mistakenly sent to him by a foreign cryptocurrency trader, has revealed why he returned the money.

topnaija understands that the foreign crypto trader identified as @raffayalvi transferred $14k to Femi instead of $100 which was won from his giveaway. Read more here.

“I love and support you whole heartedly”, Rita Edochie tells Verydarkman

In what seems like moves to avoid been dragged on social media, veteran Nollywood actress Rita Edochie has drummed up support for activist Verydarkman, topnaija reports.

This Nigeria’s top youth platform reports that Rita Edochie’s support is coming amidst several criticisms and backlash that Verydarkman has been facing in recent times. Read more here.

JUST IN: Petrol price rises to N937 per litre amid economic hardship

Petrol Price has risen to ₦937 per litre in Jigawa amid hardship and hunger in Nigeria, topnaija reports.

This Nigeria’s top youth platform reports that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed a sharp rise in the average retail price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) in May 2024, with Jigawa State consumers paying an unprecedented ₦937 per litre. Read more here.

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